drive us to create.
can be a copycat.
look at other sites' code.
Some projects we love.
A robust marketing site that highlights the features of an exciting new web-based financial software.
An engaging custom website design to encourage involvement and support for this exciting organization.
CyQuest Business Solutions
An engaging and functional website design that features the expertise and professionalism of this HR Outsourcing firm.
Nolan Transportation Group
A custom website designed to highlight the stellar customer service and work culture of a dynamic freight company.
Gwinnett Community Church
A custom website for a local church doing great things in the Gwinnett area.
We only do what we are best at.
Great people make great stuff. We start with great people.
Aaron is one of the co-founders of Sideways 8 and the lead geek on most projects. Look at him, pretty geeky, but also pretty awesome too. He also writes in 3rd person.
With 18 years of experience, Marty’s role is to guide all visual design. His attention to detail and passion for excellent design help make sure that every site features a great user experience.
Recent Blog Posts
The stuff we think about... all the time.
Episode 10 – Fundamentals of Telling a Good Story
Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Play | Stitcher | RSSMy guest on the show today is Camron Assadi. Camron is the Director of Marketing and Communications with Water For People, where he works to tell the story of the organization’s work to a global audience. Water For People is a global nonprofit organization working in more than 30 districts across nine countries in Latin America, Asia, and Africa to achieve lasting quality water and sanitation services. Prior to Water For People, Camron was Director of the Climate Relief Fund, an organization that helped people affected by severe weather disasters, including the drought in California. Previously, Camron ran marketing on PLOS ONE, the world’s largest scientific journal. He was also Deputy Internet Director at Mercy Corps, and has run his own consulting business.
Episode 9 – What to do and not do in moving donors from one type to another
Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Play | Stitcher | RSSMy guest on the show today is Ben Martin. Ben is the Digital Marketing Manager at CURE International, Inc. He is quick learner with strong communication skills, a “Computer geek” and all-around web savant. He is a media professional with extensive experience in all aspects of radio operations.
Highlights from this Conversation
What has worked well for you?
Email is alive and well
Amplify email by tying in social media – the same message in multiple places
Partnering with other people, artists, celebrities, use them in a paid post and connect to their social media presence
What hasn’t worked well that we can learn from?
Getting recurring donors
Turning single donors into monthly donors didn’t work
They are motivated by completely different things
Understanding recurring vs. single
What are you excited about?
Leveraging partnerships in the future
Episode 8 – Story showing to help users feel the story
Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Play | Stitcher | RSSMy guest on the show today is Kirk Noonan. Kirk is the Vice President of Communications & Innovative at Convoy of Hope. He is a former magazine journalist. Kirk is also bent on chasing stories that can be leveraged to help those who are poor, suffering and hungry.
Highlights from this Conversation
Story showing is helping users to feel the story, smell the soil and hear from the person being interviewed. It takes the user on a journey.
Always show the beneficiaries being victorious.
Nonprofits are at their best when they are connecting people to people.
Always get more intel than you need so you can use it on a rainy day.
Opportunity can knock you off course.
Episode 7 – Interview with Kate Atwood
Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Play | Stitcher | RSSAdam: [00:00:01] Hi, I am joined today by Kate Atwood, Executive Director of Choose ATL
Episode 6 -Nonprofits Give People Something To Do Right Now!
Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Play | Stitcher | RSSThis is my interview with Anthony Ramos from Children’s Aid. We had a great chat
Episode 5 – Convictions, Relationships & Perseverance
Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Play | Stitcher | RSSBest Quote from this episode: Stick with something long enough to see it be successful,
Episode 4 – Paid Social Media and Calls to Action
Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Play | Stitcher | RSSIn this episode I interview Lindrea Reynolds from After School Matters. We talk about: Paid social media